marginally

[[t]mɑ͟ː(r)ʤɪnəli[/t]]
ADV: ADV adv/adj/prep, ADV with v
Marginally means to only a small extent.

Sales last year were marginally higher than in 1991...

The Christian Democrats did marginally worse than expected...

These cameras have increased only marginally in value over the past decade.

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  • Marginally — Mar gin*al*ly, adv. 1. In the margin of a book. [1913 Webster] 2. In a {marginal}[3] manner; barely sufficiently; almost not; as, marginally useful. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marginally — ► ADVERB ▪ to only a limited extent; slightly …   English terms dictionary

  • marginally — marginal mar‧gin‧al [ˈmɑːdʒnl ǁ ˈmɑːr ] adjective 1. a marginal change, increase, fall etc is very small, and not enough to make an important difference: • The country s unemployment rate declined to 7.5% in June from 7.6% in May, as a result… …   Financial and business terms

  • marginally — adv. Marginally is used with these adjectives: ↑better, ↑relevant, ↑successful Marginally is used with these verbs: ↑improve …   Collocations dictionary

  • marginally — mar|gin|al|ly [ˈma:dʒınəl i US ˈma:r ] adv not enough to make an important difference = ↑slightly ▪ Gina s grades have improved marginally since last term. ▪ The new system is only marginally more efficient than the old one …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • marginally — mar|gin|al|ly [ mardʒınli ] adverb * by only a very small amount: Results are only marginally better this year. Revenue last year rose marginally …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • marginally — adverb not enough to make an important difference: Gina s grades have improved marginally since last term. (+ adj/adv): The new system is only marginally more efficient than the old one …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • marginally */ — UK [ˈmɑː(r)dʒɪn(ə)lɪ] / US [ˈmɑrdʒɪn(ə)lɪ] adverb by only a very small amount Revenue last year rose marginally. Results are only marginally better this year …   English dictionary

  • marginally — adverb in a marginal manner (Freq. 1) marginally interesting • Derived from adjective: ↑marginal …   Useful english dictionary

  • marginally — adverb see marginal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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